aww rats tim. without trying to sound too trite, i know how you feel.<br><br>
this past week i've been trying to get perspective. one thing i've been mulling over is that if i came within 15 sec of my 10k pr (or 7 sec in your case) i'd be pretty darn happy. it's with that in mind that i'll say "nice race".<br><br>
the other thing is a quote from some training book someplace (read too many) which says that too often the runners who are close to achieving their goals are the ones who give in, right when they are at the edge.<br><br>
so from one edgy guy to another, i hope you build on this training and get that new marathon pr.
Yeah, I know what you mean......we put soo much time into our training it is tough to not reach our goals.....but we can build on our training and other successes and try again...(I just hope age doesn't catch up before there is another chance)hehe<br><br>
Interesting quote.....I felt like I was on the edge of a big PR...which is why I had to take a shot....I thought it was time to take a chance...and the funny thing is....even when I was slowing down I still felt like I could get it back some how...until that awful 9:40 pace hit me.....<br><br>
Those last few miles made me question why I do this..but when the race was over..I remembered why...
It is tough when you are close but not quite to your goal. It is tougher when you are nowhere close. You were very close to a PB, and gutted out the last miles/kilometers. Disappointment which easily turns into motivation.<br><br>
They had the same promise and problem with instant results with Active at Philadelphia. It is one of those things that if they can't deliver--they shouldn't promise.